Chris Wemmer Photo Gallery
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My colleague Peter Leimgruber at the campfire in Mindon Camp, AKNP. We captured and radio-collared a cow elephant named “Silver Moon” several days before this picture was taken.
Drs. Thazin Lwin and Shirlee Tan, collaborators and co-advisors of a graduate student studying environmental contamination at Kyein, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
Ye Htut, warden of Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park , and leader of the national elephant survey just initiated in Burma .
Myint Aung, warden of Chatthin Wildlife sanctuary, presenting a donation for books to school children in a village bordering the park.
U Uga, retired Director of Wildlife and Nature Conservation, and CW in Magalia , Calif.
Alaungdaw Katahapa National Park
Alaungdaw Katahapa National Park is where we have studies wild elephants. Here is Potolong stream in a mixed deciduous forest.
A small waterfall (ye-tagone) on Kauntin Chaung in early morning, with the ever-smiling Moe Thi ("Hailstone") of the AKNP staff giving perspective. AKNP, Sagaing Div. , Myanmar .
The entire team that participated in the capture of Silver Moon (Dec. 2002).
Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park . It was in a side tunnel of this cave where Lord Buddhas's incarnation, Alaungdaw Kathapa is said to have died.
The elephant caravan taking us out of AKNP to Yinmabin (Daw Khin Lay Win, office staff-cook is on the first elephant). AKNP, Sagaing Division, Myanmar .
Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
The endangered Eld's deer of thamin was the first species we studied in Chatthin Wildlife sanctuary. (Photo by Lisa Ware)
Rice padi bordering Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary. San Myaung camp, the headquarters for our studies and conservation work, lies to the right, bordering the forest.
Chaung Mido, near Transect line 3, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary. Myanmar
Kye-in, Dagondai Camp, showing a manmade wetland created by the British before WWII, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar
Crematogaster sp. building nest about 2 feet above the ground, mixed deciduous forest, nr line 1, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar
Tractors are the main mode of transport during monsoon. (They begin driving at a tender age.)
Chit Thein, a professional ratcatcher living near the park. His wife, Ma Htwe cooks them to sell at the market.
Ma Htwe with a night's catch, piping hot and ready to serve.
Earthworm Ecology
Khant Khant Chaw setting up a microclimate monitoring station to measure soil temperature and moisture in an earthworm mound.
Khant Khant Chaw, Rangoon University graduate student, behind an earthworm mound that has been given a "Haircut" (=shorn of vegetation), Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
A soil casting of the indaing earthworm. The knife gives an idea of amount of castings worms produce, which become large mounds in Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Measuring the mound of the indaing earthworm, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
Contaminants Study
My colleague Shirlee Tan, a specialist on environment contaminants who is working with faculty of Yangon University.
Aung Moe, CWS staff, and Shirlee Tan interviewing Kyein's fishermen about the use of pesticides to kill fish for human consumption.

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